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Sunday 10 September 2017

“Probably the most relevant band in the UK right now” said one writer this summer of Bristol’s finest export since the heady days of Portishead, Massive Attack and Tricky.

Post-punk polemics Idles have been promising to do great things for some time and with their debut album ‘Brutalism’ they have fulfilled that promise.

Politically charged, refreshingly confrontational and infectiously volatile, they are a band like no other and can only be truly understood by witnessing them live.

Bottled up in their album are the abrasive, memorable lyrics of Joseph Talbot delivered with all the spite and wry humour he puts across on stage.

The autumn 2016 release of single ‘Well Done’ saw the band rise to No 1 on Spotify’s Viral Charts and intensive radio play from Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Steve Lamacq has spread their sound to an appreciative and growing audience.